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The Wolf at the End of the World

The Wolf at the End of the World

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A shapeshifter hero battles ancient spirits, a covert government agency, and his own dark past in a race to solve a murder that could mean the end of the world.


"I can’t remember the last time I read a book that spoke to me, so eloquently, and so deeply, on so many levels. ... I’ll be rereading it in the future because it’s that sort of book. Richly layered and deeply resonant. An old friend, from the first time you read it."

—Charles de Lint, World Fantasy Award winner

"An extraordinary author whom every lover of quality speculative fiction should read."

Fantasy Book Critic


The Heroka walk among us. Unseen, unknown. Shapeshifters. Human in appearance but with power over their animal totems.

Gwyn Blaidd is a Heroka of the wolf totem. Once he led his people in a deadly war against the Tainchel, the shadowy agency that hunts his kind. Now he lives alone in his wilderness home, wolves his only companions.

But when an Ojibwe girl is brutally killed in Gwyn's old hometown, suspicion falls on his former lover. To save her, Gwyn must return, to battle not only the Tainchel, but even darker forces: ancient spirits fighting to enter our world…

And rule it.


Cree and Ojibwe legends mix with current day environmental conflict in this fast-paced urban fantasy that keeps you on the edge of your seat right up to its explosive conclusion.

About the Author

Douglas Smith is a multi-award winning Canadian author of fantasy, SF, horror, supernatural, and the ever popular "undefinable", with over a hundred story sales in thirty countries and twenty-five languages around the world. He has won Canada's Aurora Award for speculative fiction three times (most recently in 2013), and has been a finalist for the international John W. Campbell Award, Canada's juried Sunburst Award, the CBC Bookies award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane. His website is

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Ellen S March 13, 2021 10:14 pm UTC
Which file formats? Does this include pdf or is it only in proprietary formats like kindle?

Why is this version more expensive than the $0.99 copies available on other websites?

I'm only looking for pdf. Not something that requires a proprietary reader.
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Douglas S March 13, 2021 10:28 pm UTC
Ellen, the title is available in both epub (non-proprietary) and mobi (Kindle) formats. There are tons of free epub readers that let you read epubs on your computer, tablet, or phone. I don't offer PDFs for sale as they are the primary source used by ebook pirate sites.

BookBub is currently running a deal on this title from March 9-16, offering it for $0.99 via Amazon, B&N, Apple, Kobo, and Google Play, in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and India. The title will return to its normal retail price of $4.99 USD after March 16 on those sites.
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Ellen S March 13, 2021 10:46 pm UTC
Thank you for replying so quickly.

Unfortunately, those companies insists on selling only their proprietary version of ebooks which requires their proprietary reader hardware. The Apple Books website doesn't even load on a Windows computer! That's frustrating. I was looking forward to getting into the Heroka series. I would pay for a paperback if it was available.

Maybe some year I will be able spend the multiple weeks necessary to learn an unfamiliar new software like epub and try to make it run on a Windows computer, but that isn't possible for me now. Too much software these days is weirdly incompatible with Windows.
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Douglas S March 14, 2021 12:17 am UTC
Ellen, I understand the frustration. A few suggestions that might help. First, epub is not a proprietary format. It's an industry-agreed standard that all book publishers (and indies) use that is readable by lots of free and easy-to-use software programs that lets you read ebooks on any computer (or phone). You don't need an actual e-reader device. Here's a good article that discusses ten of these apps:

The Wolf at the End of the World is available widely as a print edition, including from Amazon and B&N in the US, and Chapters/Indigo in Canada. Not sure where you're located, but I list print edition retailers on my website page for The Wolf here:

Hope this helps and thanks for the interest!
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November 26, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on October 15, 2013.
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